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samcarter

Acne And Psoriasis

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Does anybody else have these skin conditions in conjuction with gluten issues? For the past several years I've had what one doctor claimed was "occlusive acne" (but it never gets really better with acne meds, I still have the bumps on my forehead). Very small bumps, like a rash, and the "pimples" don't come to a head. They become scabby, almost, and little bits of hard stuff can be scrubbed off when I wash my face.

I have checked my shampoo and skin cleanser for wheat.

My psoriasis, I've had since I was a kid on my elbows, but recently I developed new patches on both knees (three on each knee) and a patch on the front of each ankle. I know psoriasis develops where there has been trauma to the skin and I do fall down a lot on my knees :ph34r: so I wasn't surprised so much when it developed.

I noticed a worsening of psoriasis (flaking and cracking) along with my stomach and fatigue issues these past few months. The acne gets worse near my period, but is always there, really. Thank goodness I have bangs.


Negative EMA test 8/08

Gluten free 8/08

Positive response to dietary change

Dairy free 3/09

Citrus free 5/09

Allergies: bananas, apples, green beans, mold.

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My son has Psoriasis....he's had it since he was six. He's been gluten free for 2 years, and dairy free for one. This summer, his P has completely cleared up. I think the main reason it is clearing up is b/c he's been swimming nearly every day. But I'd like to think his diet has played a part too. In addition to cutting out gluten/casein, we do a cod liver oil supplement. I also load his diet with healthy saturated fats from olive oil, avocado, and coconut oil/milk, and salmon. I've cut out refined sugar, and make most of our desserts "raw". I've also been giving him smoothies, loaded with fruits and veggies. I'm curious to see how his P does this winter, I'd love to go without the potent steroid creams that he's been on for so long.

Hope that helps some. Skin issues and gluten intolerance do go hand in hand, I know there are several others on here who deal with Psoriasis, dh, eczema, etc.


Tamara, mom to 4 gluten & casein free kiddos!

Age 11 - Psoriasis

Age 8- dx'd Celiac March 2005

Age 6- gluten-free/cf, allergy related seizures

Age 4 - reflux, resolved with gluten-free/cf

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For me, acne was one of the primary indicators that something was wrong ! I had clear skin as a teenager, then broke out horribly as an adult after a stressful event.

Since going gluten free, not only has my acne improved, but for the first time in my life, I don't have dark circles under my eyes. Interestingly enough, when I was younger, my mom asked the doctor what caused the dark circles and he said "allergies" and not to worry about it.

Hmm.

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For me, acne was one of the primary indicators that something was wrong ! I had clear skin as a teenager, then broke out horribly as an adult after a stressful event.

Since going gluten free, not only has my acne improved, but for the first time in my life, I don't have dark circles under my eyes. Interestingly enough, when I was younger, my mom asked the doctor what caused the dark circles and he said "allergies" and not to worry about it.

Hmm.

Oh, yeah, the dark circles! I have those, bad. Since I was a kid. My mom had them (as well as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, and gallbladder problems), and hers were very, very bad. Like black eyes, almost.

Hm, that's food for thought. I had very clear skin as a teen, too.


Negative EMA test 8/08

Gluten free 8/08

Positive response to dietary change

Dairy free 3/09

Citrus free 5/09

Allergies: bananas, apples, green beans, mold.

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